Also seeing complaints about these headphones being too "bright". So apparently it has treble problems and is bright.
Is it still worth buying with these problems?
Edited by Stanfoo - Yesterday at 8:51 pm
Just to quote myself on the HD598s........
Given the quality of the recording, source and amplification there is a clear distinct quality difference between the two, much greater than lets say than between the HD700s and HD800s. While the HH598s do not do anything bad, they are a well rounded phone....but in direct comparison.....the HD700s IMHO are much truer/richer in the reproduction of harmonic overtones, detail retrieval, sound staging and layering... more life like if I may say….with the right recording…I’m almost there….the HD598s on the other hand still sound more like listening to headphones.
But having said that the HD598s are still a great headphone for casual listening, especially unamplified from ones laptop or computer…more so than the HD700s.
Having used the HD600 for several years I know all it's strengths and weaknesses quite well. I recently bought the HD700 and I now have a new favourite HP for classical music and jazz. The layering and dynamics is far superior to the HD600. Detail extraction extremely good without being analytical like the HD800. Depending on your source and amp I understand that people may complain about the hot treble. I don't use these phones for modern music as I prefer the less analytical more laid back and punchy sound of the LCD 3 for these genres.
Tomorrow I will get the Moon Audio Black Dragon 4-pin replacement cable for the HD700, can'y wait to see how they will transform the sound characteristic, I don't expect a huge improvement, but I hope that going from SE to balanced should at least improve the soundstage a bit further.